An article in Deep AI- web-based news service of most popular research, guides, news, and more in artificial intelligence, describes Overview of Tools Supporting Planning for Automated Driving described by three researchers from the Virtual Vehicle Research Center as a part of the NewControl project research work.
Planning is an essential topic in the realm of automated driving. Besides planning algorithms widely covered in the literature, planning requires different software tools for its development, validation, and execution. The paper presents a survey of such tools, including map representations, communication, traffic rules, open-source planning stacks and middleware, simulation, visualization tools, and benchmarks. The starting point is to define the planning task and different supporting tools. The next point is to provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art developments and analysis of relations among them. Finally, to discuss the current gaps and suggest future research directions.